Web pioneer Marc Andreessen said it’s the “right time” for him to step down from the Ebay board. Photograph: David Maung/Bloomberg

Web-browser pioneer Marc Andreessen resigned from the board of EBay ahead of the online marketplace’s breakup, following a verbal battle with activist(...)

Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He said Silicon Valley start-ups are burning through cash at an alarmingly rapid rate. Photo: Bloomberg

Marc Andreessen said Silicon Valley start-ups are burning through cash at an alarmingly rapid rate and may be putting themselves at risk of failing w(...)

A female investor suggested to Sheri Atwood that she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists. Atwood says the recommendation underscores an attitude in Silicon Valley that women make second-class entrepreneurs. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions – but not the tip she got from a fe(...)

Jonah Paretti, left, founder and chief executive of BuzzFeed with Ben Smith, editor in chief, at offices in New York, last week. The website BuzzFeed plans to use a new $50 million investment to, among other things, introduce new content sections, create an in-house incubator for new technology and potential acquisitions, and put far more resources toward BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Here are three insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content startup: 1. BuzzFeed is a web traffic sensation that draws 150 million average monthly view(...)

Image sharing service Imgur has raised $40 million in funding, with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz backing th(...)

Jeremy Allaire: “I have long-term savings in bitcoin, though not a huge amount of my assets. It is important that I have long term belief in the currency. I give my sons their allowance in bitcoin and I’ve bought everything from socks to food to electronics with it.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It has been a difficult seven days for bitcoin. Last Friday the world’s largest bitcoin exchange Mt Gox halted withdrawals of the digital currency (...)

Paypal founder Elon Musk will be taking to the stage with Taoiseach Enda Kenny for a ‘fireside chat’. Photograph: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

1) Bring a dongle. The Dublin Web Summit may be Europe’s biggest tech conference but the internet access is atrocious. If by some pure chance you can (...)

Meredith Perry with a covered prototype of her uBeam wireless charger. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Sometimes, there is an actual eureka moment. For Meredith Perry, it was in late 2010, during her senior year studying astrobiology at the University o(...)